Attractions in South Wales Valleys






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  • Aneurin Bevan Stones

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  • Bedwellty House & Park

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  • Big Pit: National Coal Museum

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  • Blaenavon Ironworks

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  • Blaenavon World Heritage Centre

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  • Brecon Mountain Railway

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  • Caerphilly Castle

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  • Caerphilly Tourist Information Centre

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  • Clydach Ironworks

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  • Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery

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  • Garwnant Visitor Centre

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  • Groeswen Chapel

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  • Llancaiach Fawr Manor

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  • Llanyrafon Mill

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  • Merthyr Tydfil Tourist Information Centr

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  • Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway

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  • Rhondda Heritage Park

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  • Ruperra Castle

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  • Shell Grotto

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  • Sirhowy Ironworks

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  • Aneurin Bevan Stones
    Aneurin Bevan Stones

    This monument commemorates Aneurin Bevan, the outstanding politician who was born in Tredegar in 1897 and elected M.P. for the area in 1929.

    Blaenau Gwent
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01495 355937
  • Bedwellty House & Park
    Bedwellty House & Park

    Bedwellty House is a grade 2 listed building. It was built in 1818 as a home for Samuel Homfrey, the Ironmaster at Tredegar Iron Company. The House was built on land leased from Lord Tredegar and the grounds measured 26 acres

    Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent
    Welsh Tourist Board
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01495 353370
  • Big Pit: National Coal Museum
    Big Pit: National Coal Museum

    An award-winning national museum that still retains many traits of its former role as a coal mine, standing high on the heather-clad moors of Blaenafon.

    Blaenavon, Torfaen
    Welsh Tourist Board
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 03001 112333
  • Blaenavon Ironworks
    Blaenavon Ironworks

    The famous ironworks at Blaenavon were a milestone in the history of the Industrial Revolution. Visitors can view cottages furnished in three time periods.

    Torfaen
    Welsh Tourist Board
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01495 792615
  • Blaenavon World Heritage Centre
    Blaenavon World Heritage Centre

    The small town of Blaenavon and its surrounding landscape at the head of the Eastern Valley of Torfaen, was awarded World Heritage Site Status in November 2000.

    Torfaen
    Welsh Tourist Board
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01495 742333
  • Brecon Mountain Railway
    Brecon Mountain Railway

    Travel in an all-weather observation coach behind a vintage Steam Locomotive through beautiful scenery into the Brecon Beacons National Park along the full length of the Taf Fechan Reservoir to Torpantau, high in the Brecon Beacons.

    Powys
    Welsh Tourist Board
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01685 722988
  • Caerphilly Castle
    Caerphilly Castle

    Caerphilly, covering 30 acres (12.2ha), is one of the greatest surviving castles in the medieval Western world. It was a highpoint in medieval defensive architecture with its massive gatehouses and water features.

    Caerphilly
    Welsh Tourist Board
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 029 2088 3143
  • Caerphilly Tourist Information Centre
    Caerphilly Tourist Information Centre

    The local Tourist Information Centre provides information on attractions, activities and events in the area as well as offering advice and help on booking accommodation.

    Caerphilly
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 029 2088 0011
  • Clydach Ironworks
    Clydach Ironworks

    The spectacular ironworks were built in the late 18th century and are a scheduled ancient monument.

    Monmouthshire, Blaenau Gwent
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01633 644855
  • Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery
    Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery

    'Ironmaster' William Crawshay commissioned Cyfarthfa Castle in 1824. This grand castellated mansion overlooked his immensely successful ironworks and has been called, "the most impressive monument of the Industrial Iron Age in South Wales.

    Merthyr Tydfil
    Welsh Tourist Board
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01685 727371
  • Garwnant Visitor Centre
    Garwnant Visitor Centre

    Garwnant Visitor Centre facilities include forest walks, restaurant, education/conference facilities, information centre, childrens play area, and mini-MTB mountain bike trails. Further info download Cymru ForestXplorer Wales app

    Merthyr Tydfil
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 03000 653000
  • Groeswen Chapel
    Groeswen Chapel

    A beautiful historic religious place of worship, Groeswen Chapel is set on the slopes of Mynydd Meio, overlooking Caerphilly.

    Caerphilly
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 029 2088 2245
  • Llancaiach Fawr Manor
    Llancaiach Fawr Manor

    Llancaiach Fawr Manor stands proudly, as it has done since c1550, overlooking the Glamorgan Uplands. Step inside the Manor House restored and furnished as it would have been in 1645.

    Treharris, Caerphilly
    Welsh Tourist Board
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01443 412248
  • Llanyrafon Mill
    Llanyrafon Mill

    The Mill is one of the few surviving triple stone water mills left in the country. Currently being restored, the 17th century Mill houses many historical artefacts from the area.

    Cwmbran, Torfaen
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01633 482780
  • Merthyr Tydfil Tourist Information Centr
    Merthyr Tydfil Tourist Information Centr

    The local Tourist Information Centre provides information on attractions, activities and events in the area as well as offering advice and help on booking accommodation.

    Mid Glamorgan, Merthyr Tydfil
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01685 727474
  • Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway
    Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway

    A scenic train ride through the Blaenavon World Heritage Site. Connects Blaenavon with Bit Pit, the Garn Lakes and the Whistle Inn.

    Pontypool, Torfaen
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01495 792263
  • Rhondda Heritage Park
    Rhondda Heritage Park

    Follow in the footsteps of the miners who once worked at the Lewis Merthyr Colliery, right here in the heart of the Rhondda Valley – the ‘Home of Coal.’

    Trehafod, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01443 682036
  • Ruperra Castle
    Ruperra Castle

    Ruperra Castle is a 17th century manor house currently undegoing restoration after being rescued by a local trust.

    Caerphilly
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 029 2088 0011
  • Shell Grotto
    Shell Grotto

    Considered to be the best surviving grotto in Wales, the shell grotto in Pontypool Park stands on a ridge 700 ft above sea level. Constructed as a summerhouse for the Hanbury family of iron masters who owned Pontypool Park.

    Torfaen
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01633 648082
  • Sirhowy Ironworks
    Sirhowy Ironworks

    The Sirhowy Ironworks were first established in 1778. Between 1794 and 1818, they were operated by William Borrow, Rev. Matthew Monkhouse and Richard Fothergill.

    Blaenau Gwent
    Booking and enquiries:
    +44 01495 355937